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About the Author
Lakshmi Priya N. (born 1978) works as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Her poems have appeared in two anthologies, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India and Suvarnarekha: An
Anthology of Indian Women Poets Writing in English, and in other online and print journals like Indian Literature, Good ole Poetry Chain and Bhashaposhini. She has read at various poetry festivals including Southern and North Eastern Writers meet organized by Kendra Sahitya Academy, Kritya International Poetry Fest, and readings for Ayyappa Panikker Foundation and Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters. Her poetry can be read on her personal blogs, The Colour Harmony and Poovakayil Pookkathathu.

She lives in Thiruvananthapuram with her cricketer/banker husband Santhosh Karunakaran and two sons, Ashutosh S. and Dhrupad Narayan S.


As She Moves Away

You roll your eyes
to shake off the tears
looming large.
You sideline memories
for another hour
for you need time to gather
the scattered skies.
You touch her again and again,
run your fingers urgently
over the wrinkles, cheeks and her hair,
like a child lost,
to memorize the warmth
of love just faded away.
You try to cross your fingers over hers.
The grip-less slip,
you realize, the careless abandon
of your life
to be.

60 poems spread across 3 sections

The Colour of Desire


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